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Jan 3, 2013 6:00am PST
you. >> stephanie: not much. >> good morning, as the children and teachers of sandy hook elementary school return to class today. the fbi said it conducted a record number of background checks of people looking to buy firearms last month. there were 2.8 million background checks conducted in december. that's up from 2 million a month before, and 1.9 million the year before. tighter background checks is one part of possible legislation that lawmakers will be considering. according to reuters a senate panel taking a closer look at the connections between zero dark 30 and their cia contacts. the committee will investigate records of contacts between the records, screen writer and cia personnel to find out if they provided inappropriate access to secret materials. it's a movie about the hunt for osama bin laden, but it has been criticized for its graphic depiction of torture techniques. and after the new house of representative is sworn in today they will elect their new speaker and as we mentioned john baner is expected to keep his gavel, but it is possible we see a second ballot for t
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Jan 2, 2013 6:00am PST
up the aid relief package for those struggling in the aftermath of superstorm sandy. the congress will close without that legislation being handled. the senate had approved a package of $60.4 billion in aid and the house appropriations committee came up with a smaller deal of about $27 billion. but since the laws don't carry over from session to session now we're going to have to start all over again. house speaker john boehner's office says he is committed to passing that aid before the end of the month but that, of course, does nothing for people who need the money right now. and just before the break president obama nominated senator john kerry to succeed hillary clinton when she decides to step down. that will leave an opening in the senate. many people think scott brown who lost to elizabeth warren in november will run again but there's new concern amongst democrats that brown instead may try to run for governor. that's another option for him. see if he runs against representative ed markey and loses, that would put an end to any future political ambitions. we shall see what
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